There are some very obvious things that you should have with you in the bathroom if you are planning on protecting your oral health with dental hygiene. We hope and feel quite certain that you’ve already got a toothbrush (with soft bristles, of course), toothpaste, and dental floss in there. These essentials will allow you to thoroughly clean your smile on a daily basis, as you guide your smile health in the proper direction. However, your Riverside dentist would like to add a few suggestions to the list just to be sure you’re not accidentally cutting any corners or missing out on some additional benefits.

#1: A Timer

You might want to tote a timer along with you in the bathroom, suggests your Riverside dentist. This can be in any form that you like, so long as it actually let’s you time two-minute periods (which is exactly how long brushing sessions should last). Whether you like the old-fashioned sand-in-the-hourglass option or some type of digital timer, this will help you with brushing. You’ll know you’re doing it for just the right amount of time, which means wonderful things for the success of your dental hygiene.

#2: A Cup Or Toothbrush Holder

Don’t let your brush get musty or yucky by tossing it into a medicine cabinet or drawer. Don’t worry about germs and grime (or knocking it onto the floor) by setting it on the sink. Use a cup or holder, so this dental hygiene item airs out and remains clean.

#3: Hand Soap

About to floss? Where have those fingers been? They collect germs, so best to wash your hands first before brushing and flossing. That way, explains your Riverside dentist, your dental hygiene is completely beneficial and isn’t leading to you ingesting unsavory germs.

Make The Most Of Home Care With Some Suggestions

Remember that even our smaller suggestions will help you attain and maintain a healthy smile, while you’re practicing dental hygiene. Give us a call in Riverside, CA to schedule a consultation with your dentist. We are proud to serve patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.